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Brambuk Calendar
Brambuk calendar from the Halls Gap Region showing six seasons
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Late Summer Autumn Winter Pre-Spring Spring Early Summer

Brambuk - Early Summer Mid November to late January

The Early Summer season is depicted by echidnas, wetland plants (cumbungee and water ribbon) as well as possessions.

This season incorporates the following:

The weather stabilises.
Heat starts to dry the country.
Butterflies chase in the warm sun.
Beetles and moths collect around lights at night.
Small birds are moulting.
Echidnas dig for ants.
There is cumbungi and water ribbon growth in streams and wetlands.
Wildflower displays to higher peaks.
Banksias are in full flower.
There are honeyeaters.
Murnong is flowering in heathlands.

Lifestyle descriptors included:

Bands moved back to the plains taking minimal possessions, e.g. weapons, digging sticks, baskets and cloaks.
Stone tools were left behind.

Sweet drinks made from Banksias and Manna Gums

Water Ribbon cooked and eaten

The Brambuk Homelands | Bureau of Meteorology Temperature and Rainfall Graphs for this region

Permission to use the Brambuk seasonal calendar is granted by the Elders/Directors of Brambuk, which includes the Gunditjmara, Winda Mara (Kerrup Jamara), Goolum Goolum, Kirrae Whurrong and Framlingham peoples. A link to the Brambuk website is included, www.brambuk.com.au.